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There’s no shortage of books with kids in the home and luckily there are lots of ways to display them to make it easy for kids to grab them off the shelves. These creative ideas include some neat DIY’s if you’re into making your own custom set of shelves. Or we’ve included some unique ways to display books that also offer function and style, like a whimsical tree bookcase or gorgeous low-hanging shelves for kids to easily pick their favorite reads of the day.

What are some ways you display your children’s books? Don’t forget to also check out our round-up of 100 must-read books for beginning readers. Or for more ideas, see these inspiring reading nooks and stylish bookcases.

Animal Index $75 (via G Select)
These zoo animal silhouette cards designed by Hiroshi Sasagawa are a fun way to divide subjects of books and add fun to your bookcase.

Ikea Hack Spice Shelves (via Little House Blog)
How clever! This cool Ikea hack turns inexpensive spice shelves into neat little book displays for your kids.

Low Hanging Shelves $249 (via Book / Shop)
These beautiful solid bookshelves are handcrafted from premium American walnut ply to last through your child’s many book collections. Being low to the ground encourage kids to easily pick up books.

Forward Facing DIY Bookcase (via Tried and Trued)
For the more adventurous DIY’er, this is a great tutorial for making your own forward facing bookcase which easily showcases large books titles and covers.

Books By Color (via Apartment Therapy)
With so many books, a great way to organize them for little ones is by color as shown in this lovely house tour. This adds visual interest and titles can be more easily identified.

Lucite Library (via POPSUGAR Moms)
For a modern and contemporary approach, try Lucite shelving with clear covers to showcase your best looking book covers.

Book Baskets (via Jones Design Company)
Having baskets handy underneath forward facing bookcases to store paperbacks (while using the shelves to showcase nice covers) is a great storage tip.

Hanging Fabric Book Display DIY (via Penny Carnival)
This fun tutorial walks you through how to make your own hanging fabric shelves. This is great for choosing your own patterns to coordinate with room decor and I like how they can be hung anywhere, even right next to the bed to encourage reading.

Tree Bookcase $899 (via Modern Nursery)
A whimsical and functional way to display books – this playful tree bookcase also acts as an eye-catching and playful room decoration. For a less expensive option, check out this one from Babyletto.

Bungee Cord Bookcase (via Casalil)
This gorgeous and colorful child’s room is full of playful decorative ideas – like this bright red case that keeps books in line with bungee cord!

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.